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Late returns and invoices

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What happens if your borrowed material is not returned in time, lost, or damaged? You can read about how we handle reminders and invoices on this page.

Late returns 

As a borrower, you are responsible for the borrowed material until it has been returned to our library system. If you cannot return the material at one of our libraries, you can send it by post. 

Please note that if you have returned the book in another library's (within Lund University) book drop box, the loan is not immediately registered as returned. Since we cannot check when a book has been left in a book drop box, we will go on the actual return date in our library system.


When the loan period is due, you will receive reminder emails. The reminders are an extra service. It is still your responsibility to keep note of the due date for your loans. You can check your loans and due dates by logging into the library catalogue LUBcat.  

We will send the reminders to the email you registered in LUBcat. You are responsible for ensuring your contact details are updated and accurate.  


If you do not return the material despite the reminders, we will send you an invoice for SEK 600. If you return the material before the invoice's due date, we will cancel the invoice.

If your library card has been blocked, it may be because you have an unpaid invoice. Once you have paid the invoice, the block is lifted.

You are always welcome to contact us if you have loan problems.

Please feel free to contact us

Email: info [at] ub [dot] lu [dot] se
Phone: +46 46 222 91 90